Monday, June 20, 2005

Dances With Wolves of Death

Another update over on the old sidebar. A Little Light Reading moved quickly through another book this past week as Dance of Death (by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child) has been dispatched to the completed pile. It's quite interesting how much longer a non-fiction book takes to read. As I was reminded, Dance of Death is the second book in a trilogy, with the third, and final, book due out in about 8 months.

Since I don't write reviews, here's one from Publisher's Weekly (via
The always reliable team of Preston and Child revisit Special FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast, last seen in 2004's Brimstone, and others from past bestsellers (Relic; The Cabinet of Curiosities) in this intriguing thriller set in and around New York City and the halls of the Museum of Natural History. Born a misanthropic loner but driven insane by seeing his parents burned alive when he was a teen, Aloysius's madman brother, Diogenes, has begun murdering Aloysius's friends. Aloysius begs old friend Lt. Vincent D'Agosta to help him defeat his brother, and Vincent does his best while the brothers spar and others die. There are a number of subplots, one involving an ATM robber and flasher known as the Dangler and another focusing on the museum's exhibition of sacred masks, but these fade away as the deadly duel between the brothers takes center stage. Think Sherlock Holmes locked in a death struggle with his smarter brother, Mycroft. Like Brimstone, this novel doesn't end so much as simply pause while the authors work on the next installment.

T minus 18.5